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For Release: August 15, 2008
Contact: Mike Milton, Administrator
Garvin County Health Department

Garvin County Health Department Vital Records Services to Stop

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced today that the Garvin County Health Department will discontinue its service of providing death certificates effective close of business on Aug. 29.

“We are discontinuing this services due to the high cost of required system upgrades and the low volume of requests historically received by this office,” said Center for Health Statistics Director Kelly Baker. “I am very appreciative of Mike Milton and his staff at the Garvin County Health Department for providing outstanding Vital Records service to the public for more than 10 years.”

Birth and death certificates continue to be available by submitting an application in person at the Oklahoma City, McAlester and Tulsa County Health Department offices. Also, requests can be mailed to the Oklahoma City office: Oklahoma State Department of Health, Division of Vital Records, 1000 N.E. 10th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73117. Expedited services may be requested on-line at www.VitalChek.com for an additional fee. Specific requirements to obtain a certificate can be found on-line at http://vr.health.ok.gov.

To apply in person, the following Vital Records office locations are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.:

Oklahoma State Department of Health
1000 N.E. 10th Street
Oklahoma City OK 73117
Telephone: (405) 271-4040

Tulsa City County Health Department
Central Regional Health center
315 S. Utica
Tulsa, OK 74104
Telephone: (918) 594-4840

Pittsburg County Health Department
1400 East College Avenue
McAlester, OK 74501
(918) 423-1267

For additional information on obtaining birth and death certificates visit this Web site: http://vr.health.ok.gov.

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